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sink

verb (FALL)    /sɪŋk/ (sank or US also sunk, sunk)
B2 [I] to ( cause something or someone to) fall or move to a lower level : The sun glowed red as it sank slowly below the horizon . Student numbers have sunk considerably this year .informal We sank (= drank ) a bottle of wine each last night . The wounded soldier sank (= fell ) to the ground . He sank into deep despair (= became very unhappy ) when he lost his job .Moving downwardsFalling and dropping [T] to hit a ball into a hole or pocket , especially in golf or snooker Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
(Definition of sink verb (FALL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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